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AG seeks emergency order against Twin Cities wind energy company

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal -- Minnesota's attorney general went to court Wednesday seeking an emergency order stopping a Twin Cities company from selling wind turbines to Minnesota farmers.

About 100 farmers have complained to the attorney general's office about Excelsior-based Renewable Energy SD (RESD), the Star Tribune reported.

Last month Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit against RESD, alleging that it swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Minnesota farmers. She accused RESD and its owner, Shawn Dooling, 46, of failing to provide wind turbines or providing wind turbines that didn't work.

In January, the attorney general also noted that Dooling has spent more than $1 million over the past several years for luxury automobiles, including two Bentleys, a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and two Audis.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:04:47 AM

if true, cream 'em...
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 9:57:00 AM

dhan
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:34:20 AM

Some think farmers are dumb and they are dead wrong. If those farmers had seen Dooling with one of those luxury cars they would have smelled the rat fink straight away.
bcok
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:17:20 AM

Solar, wind -more scandles
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:07:11 AM

Okay
bababooey2
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:05:45 AM

Jail them..............................
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:00:44 AM

I don't know why I should surprised how many people are ready to crucify green energy but then are falling all over themselves to give the fossil fuel industry a free pass.

Big Oil doesn't need your help.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:58:30 PM

Do you work for Big Oil, @wayoung56? If you do, you should let everyone here know and if you don't why are you so quick to defend them?

Big Oil spends plenty on lobbyists. They don't need your help.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:56:48 PM

Too bad @Dragnet and @clermont40miles are never this enthusiastic in their outrage when it's a fossil fuel company.

Biased much?
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:54:53 PM

Great reporting by the media. Focus on little David but totally ignore Big Oil Goliath who's lighting cigars with $100 bills.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:53:10 PM

Jail the crooks!
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:52:13 PM

Time to get what they are paying for and that work.
thomas41546
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:51:36 PM

the court will drag its feet and the owners will move to Bahamas
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:51:31 PM

who can afford that?
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:51:26 PM

What??
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dhan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:49:35 PM

Time to put them out of business and the owner in the clink for a long time and set him as an example for others.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:46:19 PM

This is not gas/oil related.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:45:59 PM

WHAT A CREEP!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:44:53 PM

Politicians aren't the only ones with hot air :)
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:44:37 PM

good
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:43:50 PM

All right
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:43:42 PM

Ilovegoldens... I agree with you 100%
us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:43:30 PM

Bet RESD is farming Uncle Sam for big tax dollars???
ILoveGoldens
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:38:37 PM

Sure looks like someone should go to jail for a VERY long time to set an example....
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:37:40 PM

build the wind mills now!!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:27:57 PM

Too much finger pointing here. Clear up mess
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:19:10 PM

hm
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:18:22 PM

Screw them thieves good, AG!
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:14:16 PM

Thou shalt not steal.

Fraud is theft.

Minnesota farmers do not need this harm.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:14:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:13:31 PM

oh
neofinoy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:12:24 PM

sigh
IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:12:06 PM

Politics
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:11:04 PM

Not sure the AG needs to get involved. Individual property owners should pursue action.
drz614
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:10:07 PM

wonder who he angered on the state level....
tco9436
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:08:55 PM

Joke
guitargranny
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:08:37 PM

Sad state we are in.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:07:57 PM

Why would somebody make windmills that don't work?
Lukus
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:05:15 PM

Dooling is just pout to make his fortune and then take a walk and leave all farmers with windmills that are no good.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:05:13 PM

How much stock does NoBama own in this company? Sounds like something he would be a part of...
Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:01:47 PM

Scam after scam,sick of it
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:01:19 PM

Wind power is the future. Ask Obama.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:52:07 PM

ok
bevmill
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:46:28 PM

Everyone pays in the long run.
midnightsdc
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:44:31 PM

I think all the wind farm companies have liars & crooks on their payroll.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:42:09 PM

another green enery swindler---is this the placae where new snake oil salesmen go?
suzmar
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:39:16 PM

Not surprising, another green energy scam.
toadNY
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:35:55 PM

Make him pay it back than take him out an Shoot him!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:32:04 PM

Buyer beware ,seems to be the watchword. Just because green is the fad of the day ,doesn't mean that some company's pedaling these wares aren't in this for a fast & easy buck.
Amos_Moses
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:27:01 PM

blowhard air v. free air

guess who pays
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